Tag Archives: love

something to regain

“Freedom’s just another name for nothing left to lose.”       — from Me and Bobbie McGee, by Kris Kristofferson When I first heard that line, years ago, I thought to myself, “What a beautiful idea!” But I now see a dark … Continue reading

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positive protest

I have a plan…a protest plan… …a way to combat the negative actions of our president-elect: When he does something to abuse the planet, I will do something to heal the planet. When he insults another, I will praise another. … Continue reading

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revolt of the “angel”

  Recently, a friend joked about a man who’d addressed his fiancé as “my beloved angel”… Yes, I did roll my eyes… But then I asked this friend: aren’t we all beloved angels? In my belief system, buried beneath even … Continue reading

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tough love

  Historian David McCullough tells us, that if we truly love our country… …we should learn its history. I agree. To extend the idea further, I say that if we truly love the human race, we should learn its history. … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Santa’s Gifts

  Recently, I was reprimanded for criticizing Santa… For asking why Santa Claus gives all the best toys to the rich kids… …while distributing more meager offerings to the poor boys and girls. When I made this observation to a … Continue reading

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Robot or Water?

Would you substitute a robot for a human boyfriend or girlfriend? That is, if the robot seemed human in all aspects? The question is not purely speculative—the possibility will eventually become a reality.  Maybe even soon enough for us to … Continue reading

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A Sin Becomes a Sacrament

  While reading Simon Blackman’s philosophical examination of Lust*… I reflected on my own experience of this so-called “deadly sin”… To me, Lust seems less deadly than four of the other seven sins—greed, gluttony, envy, anger—and no more harmful than pride … Continue reading

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